102 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

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Friday 10AM-3PM
Mondays, weekends, & evenings by appointment

Back when Iron Leaf Press started in a tiny apartment, I wasn’t sure where the ride would go. Three years, three presses, and our third studio later, we’re excited to be able to share our clean and colorful letterpress paper goods, both locally in our studio and world-wide.

Our paper goods are all designed and produced in our studio, located in a small town in the heart of the Midwest. We use three antique printing presses, along with a collection of wood and metal type to create our cards and paper goods. Along with our type collection, we combine old and new technology to print new designs on our antique presses. The smell of the ink, the feel of the paper, and the rhythms of the press are an experience all their own. One may say we’ve got ink in our blood.


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Big News! We’re Moving!

Iron Leaf Press is Moving

That’s right folks, we’re doing another press move! Some of you may remember that the studio space in Lisbon is an incubator of sorts. When I moved in, I knew that it was temporary and it was a way to get a bigger space and build the business. Now that we’ve been in that space almost two and half years, its time to move out of the incubator and into our own little coop!

We’ll be moving the presses and our paper goodies back to where Iron Leaf Press started – in downtown Mount Vernon. It just so happens that it’s the same building that Iron Leaf Press started in, but instead of the upper floor apartment, we’ll be in the retail storefront down below.

And making 2015 a big year, Iron Leaf Press’s owner, Danielle Ameling (that’s me!), will be getting married this October and getting a new last name. John has helped the business from the ground up (somehow I even convinced him to help bring home ILP’s biggest press in the middle of some snow/sleet – fun photos here!) and I’m pretty excited to be getting hitched to him.

To prep for the wedding and studio move, the Iron Leaf Press location in Lisbon will be closed beginning Monday, September 28th and we will reopen in our Mount Vernon location mid-October. We’ll have a big grand opening in the new location as soon as the dust settles.

*New contact info as of October 15, 2015*
Iron Leaf Press
Danielle Chargo
102 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
info (at) ironleafpress (dot) com

Phone, email, and website info all remain the same. We also will be keeping our PO Box in Lisbon for awhile after the move.

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